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Full text of "Grizzly"

The Grizzly 
Staff 

Final 2006 



Editor 

Rachelle Poirier 

Design Editors 

Katie Chrapkowski 
Erin Lewis 

Photo Editors 

Christina Crow 
Jason Unruh 

Photographers 

Deidra Dexter 

Doris Huffman 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 

Computer Editor 

Mike Lentz 

Circulation 

Kayse Holmes 

Advisor 

Mike Swan 



Contact the staff at 
(316)323-6893 

Butler Community College 

901 S. Haverhill Road 

Building 100, Room 104 



Cover by Rachelle Poirier 

Cover photo by Erin Lewis 

Back cover by Erin Lewis 

Contents by Rachelle Poirier 








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1 \J Favorite Pastimes 

How do you pass your spare time? For 
Jeff Becker, he spends every spare minute 
riding bulls or racing in the speedy lanes 
on the Go Kart tracks. 

1 ^t Judas 

Our latest play receives high reviews. 
This Easter play follows the adventure of 
Judas as he decides what faith to follow. 
The summary describes his struggles in 
his decision. 

1 O Fighting the bulge 

Ah, the famous freshman 15. Have you 
been affected? Catch up on some theories 
behind the idea that most freshmen end 
up gaining around 1 5 pounds their first 
year in college. Learn the most common 
contributing factors to the weight gain, 
and learn alternative stress relievers to 
avoid comfort eating. 



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Halo: Life or Obsession? 

A point counter point on the most popu- 
lar XBox game, Halo. Read both opin- 
ions debating whether or not this game is 
consuming the lives of its players. 



Campus Life. 



See your friends hanging 
out around campus as these 
perfect photo opportunities 
are displayed in a photo 
essay, featuring scenes from 
a recent drunk driving semi- 
nar here on campus. 



8: 



Smokeless Tobacco 

Find out how smokeless 
tobacco is just as harmful as 
smoking tobacco. These are 
need to know statistics and 
facts about this common 
alternative to smoking ciga- 
rettes. 



A new start for gaming 
reality 

Compare and contrast the three newest 
game systems, the XBox 360, Playstation 
3 and the Nintendo Revolution. Also, find 
out the release dates for the Playstation 3 
and the Nintendo Revolution. 





26, 



Automotive Department 

A look into Butler's own auto body pro- 
gram. Learn what it takes to get into the 
program and a description of the class. 
Take a look, read and see what the stu- 
dents are up to! 






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Importance of Gen Eds 

Ever felt that Gen Eds were a waste of 
your time? Not to worry, turns out Butler 
has a point in requiring you to take your 
math and Humanities courses. You may 
not realize the benefits though until you 
get your foot in your professional career. 



32. 



Spring Sports 

See your fellow classmates compete in 
some Spring sports. From baseball, soft- 
ball, track this photo essay brings out the 
athletic teams of Butler. 








Layout by Christina Crow 




z) Amy Phillips, Wichita freshman, 
and Lori Nagel, Goddardjreshman play a 
game together during one of the spring 
activities. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 



Brodrick Hunter, Humble, Texas freshman 
(right), has fun playing catch with a hackey 
sack while wearing drunk goggles. This 
demonstration was to show the students 
how much your vision is impaired when you 
drink. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 





(Left) Students were shown what hap- 
pens when you don't wear a seatbelt 
and get in a wreck. The police depart- 
ment used a dummy to show how your 
body can be thrown around in your vehi- 
cle. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 




(Above) Students get a chance to enjoy the nice spring weather and eat lunch outside. Photo by 
Andrew Dorpinghaus. 



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(Above) The girls of this intramural sqftball team pose for a picture before a 
game. The games are held on Tuesday nights starting at 7. The girls from left are: 
Jodi Comley, Shell Knob, Mo, sophomore, Kari Hammond, Salina sophomore, Emily 
Morgan, White City sophomore, Rachel Yancey, Topeka freshman, Amanda Brewster, 
Clearwater sophomore, and Ashley Nienstedt, Hartford sophomore. Photo courtesy 
of Jodi Comley. 



(Right) The Student Ambassadors 
held a Student Leadership 
Conference on campus. Photo by 
! Andrew Dorpinghaus. 




The Race Is On! (Above) Donnel Reaves, Lanham, Md, freshman and Stephanie 
Tatum, Mulvane sophomore compete in a race while being strapped down, a test to 
see who's the toughest. This was one of the activities students could enjoy during 
the school's spring activities. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 



Most harmful chemicals 

in Chewing Tobacco: 

-Formaldehyde 

-Nicotine 

-Cyanide 

-Arsenic 

- Benzene 

-Lead 



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Five main Brands of 
Smokeless Tobacco: 






Effects of smokeless tobacco 



Bad breath 



Perma nent 

teeth 

discoloration 



Precancerous 
leukoplakia 





Painful ulcers 



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personal.psu.edu 



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Despite what people might say, 
smokeless tobacco is just as dangerous and 
harmful as cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco is 
not exactly a new development. The Native 
people of North and South America have 
been chewing tobacco since the beginning 
of time. Smokeless tobacco comes in two 
different forms: Snuff and Chewing 
Tobacco. Snuff is a 

fine-grain tobacco * * A npfcn 

that comes in * 

pouches that users llonc , ^* rcV-i 

P inch or dip uses eign 

between their rlinc nt* n] 

lower lip and their vUp» %JL C/J 

gum. Chewing 1 • 

Tobacco is a little Ucly 1 CCC1 

bit different. It 
comes in shredded, ^ dl 1 1 C <\I 1 1 ' 

twisted or • • 

'bricked' tobacco 010011116 3 

leaves that are ^ 

placed between OYIG WHO I 

someone's cheek ^ r\ a r\ • 

and gum 30 tO 40 CI 

According to the 

Centers for Disease ^ C13,^ 

Control and 

Prevention, 20% of 

high school boys 

and 2% of high school girls chew smokeless 

tobacco. 

Smokeless tobacco is very closely 
related with: heart disease, increased heart 
rate, high blood pressure, brain damage, 
stroke and cancer. Smokeless tobacco has 



"A person who 
uses eight to 10 
dips or chews a 
day receives the 
same amount of 
nicotine as some- 
one who smokes 
30 to 40 cigarettes 
a day." 



both long term and short term 
effects. The long term effects consist of 
leukoplakia, tooth abrasion, gum recession, 
gum and tooth disease and loss of bone in 
jaw. One of the main effects of smokeless 
tobacco is cancer. The different types of 
cancer caused from smokeless tobacco 
include: lip, tongue, cheek, floor and roof of 

the mouth and the throat. 
fl wVl O Smokeless tobacco is 

made from a mixture of 
4- j->-| "I A tobacco, nicotine, sweet- 
eners, abrasives, salts and 
_~_^- c — various chemicals. 
■■*■ . * * ^ ■ Tobacco is known to con- 

rac +l~»/2k tain over 3,000 different 
VCS lllC chemicals and 28 different 

* r carcinogens. 
JUI1L Ol Why is smokeless 

tobacco so addictive? 
S SOIIlC" Nicotine, which is one of 

1 the main chemicals in 

SITlOlCCS chewing tobacco. It is so 

addicting because it 
££ 3,1*6 LLCS changes the way that your 

brain functions. Even 
J though most people want 

to stop chewing, the with- 
lobacco ^acts drawals of me n i cot i ne are 

just too much to handle. 
The effects of nicotine are not immediate, it 
may take a few weeks or months. However; 
once you are addicted it is nearly impossible 
to stop. 

Although some people might get a 
sense of relief and satisfaction from chew- 
ing tobacco there are many downsides to the 
bad habit. 



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Top left. Walk of Fame. Nic Baalman, 
Wichita freshman, walks behind his kart 



Top right. Alina Tos, Wichita freshman, 

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any people here at Butler do 
various things when they are not 
in class. We all have our own 
,- favorite pastimes, some are just 
more thrilling than others. 

Jeff Decker, Eureka freshman, rides bulls 
and races go karts in his spare time on the 
"Tekends during the summer. He has beej 



^undthe rodeo scene his whole h 



watclnhmsdad ride whei 



gting for the first time in 
be in a Billsbuilt 
He Chevrolet motor 



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aboutei At ; years. His long-term goal is to 
ride in theFWational Finals in Las Vegas. 

Decker also races go karts. His friend's 
family races go karts and his friend's dad 
asked him if he wanted to race. He has been 
racing for about three years now. Decker 



fact it is a competitive sport and 
line rush that goes with it. 

The biggest race that Decker has been t< 
is the Tulsa Shoot Out, where they race mo, 
than just go karts. They race qu; 
sprints down there as well. 

Nic Baalman, Wichita freshman, races as 
\\jell. Baalman wanted to race since he wasjj 
little. No one in his family races, but him. m 
©o-worker of his mother was a kage kart racer 
and he bought his first kart from him and has 
been lacing for the past seven years. He has 
won three championships, two in the pro class 
and one in the junior class. 

"I like racing for the pure competitiveness 
of the sport," Baalman says. This year he will 
be racing at 8 1 Speedway in the new car that 
he has built. 



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nothing like 
it in the 



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ig of being on the 
n says. 
^o things that aren't as 
s, Wichita freshman, vol- 
.. i) the Flint Hills Therapeutic 
^ Center. Tos got involved when she had 
to do eight hours of community serv- 
ice for her high school portfolio. She 
can lead a horse, be a side walker and 
clean out the stalls. She enjoys work- 
ing there because she gets to meet 

ike new P e °pl e an d she loves to help 
other people. 

Anthony Walton, Towanda fresh- 
man, is an active member in the 
Warrior Society in Wichita at the 
Indian Center. During .Jbi^jdme in the 
military, his wife did his hii. 
found out he is part "Powhatan' 
descent. When he got ^ack home ! ', 
from Iraq he got in contact with th< 
'local Indian Center and got involved 
js helping the native%oimnunit< 

he warrior snriptv He is r.m 



center n 



Wichi 



H^has been working with the Indian 
Center for about three years now. 

He has been a member of a Northern 
Drum Group called Bear Medicine. They 
introduced native culture and other things into 
the community through various performances. 




PLAY REVIEW 



By Doris Huffman 




n April 13-14 "Judas" played here at 
Butler and it turned out to be a very good 
play. 



Judas was directed by Bob Peterson and the 
set was designed by Bernie Wonsetler. It was a 
really good Easter play. The actors and actress 
were very good. They all knew their lines. The play 
itself was a real eye-opener. It wasn't one that 
made me want to fall asleep. It was about Judas 
deciding on what faith he should take and what he 
should do. He finally ended up following Jesus by 
the end of the play During the play Judas sets out 
and runs into Peter and that confuses him even 
more and drives him to drinking, but only for a short 
time before he bounces back into the swing of 
things. Overall I would say it was a very good play 
production and I give it 4 out of 5 stars. 

The set was very simple, but it looked very nice. 
They even made their own set of seats for the audi- 
ence to sit in on the stage. 

Top right. Just 
hanging out. 
Peter played by 
Justin Wilson, 
Towanda sopho- 
more. 

Left. Getting to 
the point, Peter 
played by Justin 
Wilson, Towanda 
sophomore. Mary 
played by Emily 
Young, Parsons 
sophomore. 



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Deep in conversation. Pilate played by Kevin Hurley, Wichita 
freshman. Judas played by Adam Luke, Haysville sophomore. 



Photos by Doris Huffinan 






Left. Looking con- 
fused. Emily Young, 
Parsons sophomore. 
Right. Hold on 
tight. 

Jesus played by 
Donald Crowl, 
Ottawa freshman. 
Judas played by 
Adam Luke, 
Haysville sophomore. 



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Above. Taking good notes. 
Judas played by Adam Luke, 
Haysville sophomore. 
Right. Keeping quiet. Mary, 
played by Emily Young, 
Parsons sophomore. Joseph 
played by Brandon 
Muhlhausen, Benton 
freshman. 



Above. Being the 
best. Pilate played by 
Kevin Hurley, Wichita 
freshman. 



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Above. Being sneaky. 
Klautus played by Bart Ulbrich, 
Bayard, Neb. sophomore. 



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Butler's Theatre Spring '06 Play 

Review & Photography By Deidra Dexter 



utler Community College's Jesus (Donald Crowl). You could tell 

Theatre program put on then sec- Adam Luke (Judas) worked hard Qn 

ond play of the year: Judas. It is a practicing his character and |ines , 

play based on the story in the thjnk how ^ scenes were blocked 

Bible. Judas (portrayed by Adam Luke) wefe we „ done; a „ ^ ac(ors kep( 

starts questioning his faith. Eventually, he waUdng ^^ keepjng busy whjle 

comes across Jesus (Donald Crowl), a reli- performing the play Sometimes plays 

gious speaker and Judas becomes a follower could use more b]ocking; bu( m was 

of him. He ends up becomimg an apostle ■ . ner f ect 
and eventually deceives Jesus and gets him Watching this play you could tell 

there was a lot of hard work put into it, 

The play does not follow the story line , . ,, . r AA ,. + a:a ■ 

F J J but the story line didn t go as it did in 

y ' ■ the Bible. Everyone did quality work, 

The set was very simple. It had a look of SQ j gjve ^ play 2 Qut of 4 stars 

quality and did not look just put together. 

With one or two stumbles and stutters of 
lines, everyone did wonderful with their ' 

characters. Though, I do have to say I think * 

a few cast members put a bit too much into 
their character. 

Emily Young (Mary) did a very fine job 
at portraying a caring and compassionate 
mother, who cares very much about her son, 

The Cast 

^Pilate, Governor or Judea... Kevin Hurley 
a judas, a youno jl/dean...adam luke 
a Klautus, Pilate's Roman Aide. ..Bart Ulbrich 
Mary, A Galilean housewife. ..Emily Ydung 
a Jdseph, Mary's husband. . . Brandon Muhlhausen 
a Jesus, Mary & Joseph's son. .. Donald Crdwl 



Peter, Jesus' ardent disciple... Justin Wilsdn 



Top Left: Judas (Adam Luke), 
Haysville sophomore. 
Top Right: Peter (Justin Wilson), 
Towanda sophomore. 
Center: Jesus (Donald Crowl), Ottawa 
freshman and Mary (Emily Young), 
Parsons sophomore. 
Bottom Left: Pilate (Kevin Hurley), 
Wichita freshman and Klautus (Bart 
Ulbrich) Bayard, Neb. sophomore. 
Bottom Right: Judas (Adam Luke), 
Haysville sophomore and Pilate 
(Kevin Hurley), Wichita freshman. 




FIGHTING 

JL* I^a ^-^ It is said that in your freshman year of college you will most likely By Erin Lewis 
I I I § am 15 pounds. Is this true? Why such a rapid weight gain? And 

V' «A- A ^^ can it be prevented? 









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2?zte it. Microwaving frozen foods is very con- 
venient for most students and is a major con- 
tribution to the amount of calories and fat 
intake one consumes. 

Snack attack! Taking things out the door to 
munch on during class is what many students 
rely on throughout the day to keep them 
going, but the choices made are hardly ever 
"healthy". 



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You gasp as the scale reveals a number you never 
would have expected to reach. The pounds begin to 
stack on and you ask yourself, can the Freshman 1 5 
really be true? The myth states that during the first 
year of college students will gain 15 pounds, dubbing 
it the "Freshman 15." 

"I was always worried about the freshman 15. 
Ew! I was not looking forward to that part of college 
life. Stress, and the exciting 8 o' clock classes, as well 
as the week night 'social gatherings' definitely con- 
tributed," Sara Book, Oxford freshman, says. "Instead 
of looking at it as gaining weight, I prefer calling it 
'being healthy.'" 

Researchers at Cornell University found that "stu- 
dents gained an average of four pounds during the 
first 12 weeks of their freshman year. Gaining this 
amount in such a short period is 1 1 times higher than 
the typical weight gain for 17 and 18-year-olds." (As 
reviewed by Jessica Donze in 2004, for the Nemours 
Foundation.) 



Calories: 150 g 




Trans Fat: 10 g 
Total Carbs: 14 g 



So, what is the cause of all this? Leaving the "nest" 
as we'll call it and beginning to venture out without 
restrictions leads many students to temptations. 
Creating a new lifestyle and schedule for your body to 
adjust to has a lot of impact on the gain. 

Eating late-night while cramming for an exam or 
that craving for French fries, even though you've 
already eaten dinner, can really get you into trouble. 
The excessive caffeine drinks to revive you early in 
the morning from a late night with friends and the 
recurrent beer intake takes a toll. Beer alone is high in 
calories and contains large amounts of carbohydrates. 
Bud Light, common college consumption contains 110 
calories and 6.6 grams of carbs. 

"I didn't really notice a gain, but I'm positive that 
if I wasn't in softball I would have," Blake Rebholz, 
El Dorado freshman, says. 

The stress of a first college exam or an important 
research paper worth half of your final grade can also 
affect the amount of food and stress one is exposed to. 

Calories: 130 g 
l-g/ Trans Fat: g 

Total Carbs: 22 g 



Pringles Potato 
Chips 
$1.00 




Cheese Chex Mix 
$2.50 




Calories: 210 g 
Trans Fat: g 
Total Carbs: 34 g 



Pop Tarts 
$2.25 



Usual Grab N' Go 
Snacks 

Calories, Carbs and Fat 

content based on one 

serving in grams 



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Here are some steps to help in prevention of 
straying from a regular healthy routine: 



(partially taken from an article online "What to do" by Carol Svec) 





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Eat only when you are hungry. Students tend to eat just 

because food is there. 

Plan meals. Instead of buckling under the smell of that delicious 
cafeteria meatloaf or the easily accessible vending machines. 

Time your meals. Set a time limit of 20 minutes to eat instead 
of hanging around the pizza box or buffet. 

Carry healthy snacks. For when your cravings kick in. 

Cook! I know... I know... who has time, right? But actually eating a 
home cooked meal is generally more healthful than eating out. 

Work it out. Take those extra half hours and go running or, at 
best, take a physical education class every semester to keep you 
going or to burn the extra calories. 

Get enough Sleep! It can help with keeping stress under control. 
It is recommended that students get seven to eight hours of sleep, 
even though it may be difficult. 



Not everyone's destined to gain the full frosh 15, 
though: A multi-year study by researchers at Tufts 
University found that, on average, men gain 6 pounds 
and women gain 4.5 during their first year of college. 



// 



-Nemours Foundation, "Beating the Freshman 15 

http://kidshealth.org/teen/schoolJobs/college/freshman_15.html 



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Photo by Erin Lewis 

Caffeine cravings. The numerous soda machines 
around campus are very tempting when thirst kicks 
in. 

Decisions, decisions. The only quick solution to calm- 
ing a growling stomach are the vending machcines- 
which are not filled with the healthiest of snacks. 



Photo by Erin Lewis 



Fast Food 




Even just a simple quarter pounder with cheese meal, 
which includes a medium fries and a medium soft drink, 
can take up more than half of the 2000 calories that you 
are recommended in a day. Total calories: +1100 




A freshly made classic single cheeseburger, medium fries 
and a soft drink. Total calories: +1400 




Having two soft taco supremes and a bean burrito will not 
cost you as many total calories as the rest. Total calories: 
+460. Of course this total does not include a soft drink. 



Logos for fast food chains were provided by the Internet. 



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Point 



Story by Erin Lewis 



'"alo- the world's most common X-Box 
game has exceeded its boundaries as being 
just a popular game. For some, the game 
k. turns into a way of life as it consumes 
their almost every waking moment. 

As someone who has played the game, I can hon- 
estly say that I enjoy it. I found the actual concept to 
be very appealing, but understanding the obsession is 
where I get lost. 

What attracts people to this game? Why and how 
does it become an addiction? Is it a way for people to 
fit in and gain some acceptance based on how well 
they play? Who knows...? 

I do know that being able to connect to many dif- 
ferent people all over the world has helped in break- 



ing the common conception that "gamers" are reclu- 
sive and socially challenged, as X-Box Live allows 
people to connect through the Internet to play against 
one another. It has also started a new trend in "Halo 
Parties", where people are invited to someone's house 
to play the game- usually set up in many different 
rooms with many different television sets connected 
so that no one can "screen look". 

Even in the midst of interaction with people this 
game still ends up consuming hours and hours of 
their days. 

Can someone stop the epidemic!? 



Layout by 
Michael Lentz 



Counterpoint 



*"o, because there is no epidemic. Halo, 
which is commonly known as the "Halo" 
of the XBOX gaming system, is not con- 
suming people's lives. Sure, some sit 
down and jump onto their XBOX for hours upon 
hours of play. 

I am a strict fan and player of the game Halo. I 
play it with some frequency and enjoy it a lot. But it 
doesn't consume my life. I have friends outside of 
Halo. I have a job. I have everything a normal college 
student has. A life as some put it. I am not limited to 
Halo. 

The game Halo is an attractive one to 
gamers around the globe. The graphics of Halo 
are exquisite to any first person shooter game 



Story by Michael Lentz 



that has come out this far. When better game systems 
are released, of course better games will come. 

The game Halo was a landmark when it first came 
out and still is. Halo is the epidimic here, only for 
Microsoft. They make big money off of it and still 
continue to off of XBOX Live. 

People may spend hours and hours playing Halo, 
but know this. Those that play Halo choose to, and in 
their minds, it is time very well spent. Gamers are the 
ones consuming Halo, it isn't consuming them. 







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The XBOX 360 is a revolution to the gaming of today. It comes 
fully loaded with a triple core motherboard hosting three aston- 
ishing powerful 3.2 GHz processors and 512 MB of GDDR3 ram. 
The XBOX 360 has enough power to run games more than four 
times better than the original XBOX. That is including graphics, and speed. 
It can mold the polygons of the characters four times faster than before, 
and also processes the games four times faster. 

There were many brand new games released with the XBOX 360, all 
that have INTENSE graphics and very speedy action. "Call of Duty 2" is 
probably the best game that was released with the XBOX 360. It has been 
one of the big games. Another big seller with the XBOX 360 is "Project 
Gotham Racing." The graphics look almost real, like watching a real race 
on TV. 

The XBOX 360 released just before Christmas so that it could sell out 
over the weekend, which it did. Unfortunately, half of the consoles had a 
bug in them that no one noticed. It was no big deal, all they had to do was 
take them back and they were replaced for free. 

There are two options to consider when purchasing the XBOX 360. You 
can buy the $399 system and get the hard drive, a wireless controller, all of 
the cables, and a XBOX Live headset. Or, you could buy the core system, 
which only comes with the cables and a regular controller. 

The XBOX 360 was released 
very early when compared to the 
Playstation 3 and the Nintendo 
Revolution, but has made a large 
boundary for both of the other sys- 
tems to try and overtake. The 
XBOX 360 was the first machine 
to put a dent in the history books 
when it comes to real time gam- 
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guy had a dream that came true. Normally 




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Story by 

Andrew Dorpinghaus 



this would not be unusual, but the dream was 
extraordinary and caught people's attentioii. In fact, most people on our Butler campus will 
know of the dream, but won't recognize th&name of the dreamer. 



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K( n Kutaragi, the dreamer, was an engineer at 5 ony. He said in an interview with BBC News, "I want 
to change the world with technology and I want to change our lives." Later in the interview he said, "I 
am really pleased to be occasionally called the fatr er of the Playstation." 

Af :gr Playstation 1 became a reality, the advanc is awed the world. Ken Kutaragi said, "but my dream 
and tile dream of all my^te^B^a^no^fip^shed. In fact we haven't achieved even half of what we're 
going to do." 

H<s wanted to change technology forever. The changes n the game systems since conception clearly 
show (tow the Playstation is just a piece in the puzzle of a technology transformation. 

When Kutaragi proposed the Playstation project, 99 per< ent of the senior execs were against the 
idea. He ran with his dream anyway, and became successful, Mr. Kutaragi was able to change the fate 
of garie systems by knowing the history of the pi»duct, taking advantage of the changes in consumer 
wants and partnerships, and not being satisfied with the success he^ad already achieved. 

Knowing the history of games systems gave Ku^tSasi a* advantage. 3&ach system learned from the 
syster i before it. Atari was founded in 1972 and Ideated in New Yorkf)At\ri taught Nintendo. Nintendo 
taught Sony. , / 

Nintendo learned from Atari's mistakes. Nintendo did not Become an 
Novenber 6, 1989." 

When Nintendo saw Sega coming ouByith the 
Nintei iio wanted to make their own veiMon to w 
becaufce they didn't have the technoloB That'sj 
add on cot' :: Tma-iaLtheir Super NintendcBentertai 
system, Nintendo nonce^^^P^PIHPRt doing^PHPIIPI 
ment. 

Sony later made a cd-rom using the stuff they had learned from Nintendo. Some of the things they 
made during the deal with Nintendo became the system Playstation. Kutaragi's dream was starting to 
form. He was able to take advantage of the changes in consumer wants and partnerships. 

When Sony came out with the first Playstation, it was more like a computer than a game system. By 

the time the system made it over to the 
United States, Sony had changed the sys- 
tem a lot. They made it more like a game 
system and not like a computer. A com- 
puter can read and do functions and hold 
memory. 

When you turn a computer off, it 
holds the memory of what was put in it. 
A game system doesn't hold memory 
when you turn it off. You have to insert 
memory cards to keep the progress of the 
game stored. 

Not being satisfied with his success, 
Kutaragi created Playstation 2 six years 
after Playstation. Playstation 3 will hit 
the market November 2006 and 



ould connect to the Sega system, 
r system. IThey could not do it on their own, 
nade a deaLwith Sony to make Nintendo an 
m. When Sbny was making the Nintendo 
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Playstation 4 is planned for release in 2016. 

Manufacturing costs for Playstation 3 were around $800 per unit, but they plan to sell them for $400 to 
keep competitive with the X-Box. The company will make up the difference by game sales. Even if another 
company makes a game to run on the system, Sony gets money. 

Kutaragi believed in his dream enough to go for it even when everyone was against it. 

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Written by Jason Unruh 





Nintendo is one of the longest lasting and well 
known names in the video game console mar- 
ket. The NES was the system that truly put 
Nintendo on the map and they have been pro- 
gressing and bringing us new and interesting game con- 
soles on a\regular basis ranging from hand held like the 
Gameboy to s the~3-D like the Virtual Boy, as well as the 
conventional game console like their GameCube. The 
New Nintendo Revolution will be a welcome addition to 
the Nintendo family. The system is scheduled for release 
no later than Thanksgiving 2006. X^v 

This system is high! 
pated anp" was named the Rev- 
olution bfecause the console is 
supposeckto start a new gener- 
tion in gaming and allow a 
ider range of games that Can 
be played. Shfice the release of 
this system is still many months away some of the information that has alreadyTteen released may 
change. However Nintendo has announced that more details will be made public on May 9, 2006 at 
a press conference. 

Nintendo has once again teamed with IBM for the systems CPU which has been codenamed 
"Broadway." IBM created the CPU for the current GameCube. Also a Canadian Graphics card maker 
called ATI Technologies will be responsible for the development of the GPU codenamed 
"Hollywood," and it is being developed specifically for the Revolution console. The Revolution will 
have a built in Wi-Fi to allow online gaming through a wireless link. Also you will be able to play 
DVDs with the system. 

The design is the smallest console that Nintendo has ever produced, said to be the width of three 
regular CD cases and slightly longer. The system will take the new Revolution Game discs as well 
as the GameCube's discs. The system controller is a new concept and looks like a television remote 
and is perfectly symmetric to allow use in either hand. The controller will also be able to sense 
motion and its own position in 3-D space. However Nintendo will also be releasing a controller 
"shell" that you put the remote into so that a person can still play with a traditional style controller. 

Also there are ports on the 
console that allows up to four 
GameCube controllers to be 
plugged into the system. 

Another great feature that 
Nintendo has rumored is that 
this new system will be avail- 
able for purchase around the 
price of $200 rather that the 
$400 you will spend on the X- 
Box 360 or Playstation 3. To 
keep up to date on further 
and new released informa- 
tion, check the Nintendo web- 
site and www.nintendo.com. 



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Nintendo Revolution releases 



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Legend of Zelda 

Metro id 

Super Smash Bros. 



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"clear" on a Mitsubishi Eclipse. 





Ever feel that you are taking a bunch of useless courses that do not 
relaet to your major? Most of us do. Although most students do not 
see the benefits of the required General Education courses, instructors 





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"While one may 
well know how to 

drew blood, can 

one carry on a 
conversation with 

the person from 

whom one is taking 

the blood from?" 

-Helen Barnes 
Humanities 
Instructor 



me of time 

By Rachelle Poirier 

No matter what your major, there will always be general 
courses that you are required to enroll in, in order to 
receive a degree. The level of difficulty, however, depends 
on your major. For instance, everyone is required to take a 
math course, but a student who is majoring in Criminal Justice isn't 
required to study as many math courses as a student who is studying 
computer science. 

All the general education courses are required in order to bring 
some specific developmental skill to the student. The general educa- 
tion courses include English, Communications, Math, Science, 
Behavioral Science and Humanities. English, evidently, will mainly 
help students with their technical writing skills while 
Communications will aid students with feeling more comfortable with 
their public speaking. 

Math and Science courses are also obvious required courses as 
they prepare students for everyday use of math, and science courses 
give them an understanding of how and why our environment is 
changing. Knowledge of these events will help prepare students for 
future events. 

Troy Snedeker, Wichita sophomore, dislikes Math but admits it 
will be beneficial to him in the future. "I'm studying Criminal Justice, 
so I understand math will play an important role when I arrive on the 
scene of an accident and I try to figure out how fast the car was 
going, how the accident occurred or who was at fault." 

Bethany Chandler, Math instructor, says, "Unfortunately I think the 
reason students have such negative attitudes about math is because 
they have not developed an appreciation for math. If students really 
understood the importance of math education and the opportunities it 
presents, they would not see it as a forced class, rather as a opportuni- 
ty to impact the world and open themselves up to good careers." 

Chandler continues to stress the importance of math to those who 
believe it will not benefit them. "It shows up in nearly everything we 
do: problem solving, time management, shopping, sports, taxes, budg- 
eting money, cooking, calculating gas mileage, decorating your house, 
deciding whether to buy a house or lease a car. Your ability to reason 
and think logically is all math." 



Behavioral Science courses include classes like 
Human Sexuality, Psychology and Sociology. These 
courses help students interact with others. 

Andrea Warnken, Wichita sophomore, knows all 
her classes will give her the education she needs to 
enter her field of study with a well-rounded educa- 
tion. She strongly supports the required behavioral 
science field and suggests everyone take a general 
psychology class as a lesson in communication 
between future coworkers. 

"This class was really cool because you learn so 
much about people and why certain people act the 
way they do." 

While students like Warnken have a strong under- 
standing of the reasoning behind the required courses, 
many others are confused and believe they are wast- 
ing their time and money with some of the required 
courses. The least popular requirement, Humanities. 

There are some students, like Sami Copeland, 
Wichita freshman, who believe all the general courses 
will help her in her professional field as a Pharmacist. 
Although she finds some benefit from every course 
she enrolls in, she finds herself searching for a well 
rounded reason for taking a Humanities course. "I 
think having to take intro to law and a humanities 
class will not help too much but they are the required 
classes that will help give me a well-rounded educa- 
tion in the end." 

Shanna Nicholas, Wichita sophomore, loves math. 
She is studying anesthetic nursing. Nicholas feels the 
majority of the general courses she is required to take 
will have some effect on her field, but others she has 
a hard time seeing how they connect. 

"I should not have to take a Humanities class 
unless I want to. It has no effect on my field and 
should be a pleasure course to take, not required." 

Helen Barnes, Humanities instructor, describes 
Humanities courses giving the student "an overall 
vision of those things which connect us as human 
beings: visual arts, philosophy, literature, music, 
dance and the history associated with these cre- 
ations." 

"It is patently obvious that taking a humanities 
class does not directly teach one how to use a com- 
puter or draw blood." However, she does find the 
course will benefit students in their everyday life. 



Her argument forms around the fact that students 
will spend a substantial amount of time on courses 
that directly affect their field of study. "While one 
may well know how to draw blood, can one carry on 
a conversation with the person from whom one is tak- 
ing the blood from (especially if the person happens 
to be from another culture)?" 

Barnes best defends the Humanities requirement 
along with all the required general education courses, 
"Although these second-hand experiences may take 
awhile to get into our psyche, since we may have to 
experience something in our own lives first in order 
to trigger our 'collective" 1 memory, once the under- 
standing comes alive, it becomes part of our soul. 
That's what makes us human." 

So while all the required general education 
courses seem like a waste of time, trust the college, 
they know that all the courses that you are required to 
take will directly benefit you in your future careers. 




Studying the 
fust rat ion. 

ichelle 

cGiny, 
sophomore, 
is a nursing 
major. She 
understands 
that General 
Education 
courses are 
required Jor a 
reason. Her 
science 
courses will 
benefit her 
the most. 



Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus 




rising in popularity 

Layout and story by Katie Chrapkowski 

Everywhere you turn the past couple 
years, some aspect of Poker pops up. 
Texas hold 'em is the most popular 
poker card game, primarily because 
people enjoy the social aspect oj the 
game and of course making a little 
extra cash. 



It has fascinated people of all ages and 
swept the television market. It can make 
you money or it can completely empty 
your pockets. 

Texas hold 'em (or simply put hold 'em) is the 
most popular of the community card poker games, at 
least according to wikipedia.org. 

The website says that hold 'em exploded in popu- 
larity as a spectator sport in the United States in 2003 
due to several factors, including the introduction of 
lipstick cameras that allowed the television audience 
to see the players' hidden cards. 

"ESPN's coverage of the 'World Series of Poker' 
featured the unexpected victory of Internet player 
Chris Moneymaker (his real name), an amateur player 
who gained admission to the tournament by winning 
a series of online tournaments," wikipedia.org says. 
"Two additional hold 'em series debuted in 2003, the 
'World Poker Tour' and 'Celebrity Poker Showdown'." 

Not only is it a big hit on the television screen, 



many students at Butler enjoy the excitement of the 
game as well. 

Many use it to pass their free time in the dorm 
lobbies with a small group of friends and others par- 
ticipated in Student Senate sponsored hold 'em tour- 
naments. Those nights usually attract up to 80 plus 
students, according to Student Activities Director, 
Dustin Avery. 

"I enjoy play simply because I'm a social person 
and love to be around groups of people," Brianna 
Holloway, Osage City freshman, says. "It's funny 
when guys lose to girls too." 

Justin Smith, Bluestem sophomore, also enjoys 
the social aspect of poker. 

"It's something fun to do instead of just sitting 
around the house," he says. 

Hold 'em can be played with up to 22 individuals 
but it's more common to play with two to 10 people. 

Of course one of the main objectives of the game 
is to get lucky and go home with a fresh stack of 
money, but bets will vary every time you play. 

"The biggest amount of money that I have ever 



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Students bring their poker faces to school sponsored Texas Hold 'Em nights that generally attract up to 
80 students. Prizes are usually given to the tournament winner. 



won is $ 1 50 in a big tournament in Kansas City," 
Holloway says. 

The website outlined the rules of the game as fol- 
lows: "Play begins with each player being dealt two 
cards face down. These are the player's hole cards. 
These are the only cards each player will receive indi- 
vidually, and they will only (possibly) be revealed at 
the showdown, which makes hold 'em a closed poker 
game. 

"The hand begins with a 'pre-flop' betting round, 
beginning with the player to the left of the big blind 
(or the player to the left of the dealer, if no blinds are 
used) and continuing clockwise. After the pre-flop 
betting round, the dealer deals a burn card, followed 
by three face-up community cards called the flop. The 
flop is followed by a second betting round. This and 
all subsequent betting rounds begin with the player to 
the dealer's left and continue clockwise. 

"After the flop betting round ends, another card is 
burned, and a single community card called the turn 
(or fourth street) is dealt, followed by a third betting 
round. 



A final burn card is followed by a single community 
card called the river (or fifth street), followed by a 
fourth betting round and the showdown, if necessary." 

Winning hands in hold 'em will usually have one 
out of three outcomes. 

The first being pairs (or "pocket pairs"), which 
consist of two cards of the same rank. One hand in 17 
will be a pair, each occurring with individual proba- 
bility one out of 22 1 . 

The second being suited hands, which contain two 
cards of the same suit. Four hands out of 17 will be 
suited, and each suited configuration occurs with 
probability two out of 663. 

And the third being off-suit hands, which contain 
two cards of different suit and rank. Twelve out of 1 7 
hands will be non-pair, off-suit hands, each of which 
occurs with probability two out of 22 1 . 

It's hard to tell how long hold 'em will remain 
popular but there is always room for other games like 
seven-card stud, Omaha hold 'em to grow in populari- 
ty which have gained more of a fan base in other 
locations outside of the United States. 







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Right, Patrick Norris, sophomore, 
Pensacola, Fla., hits the ball during a 
game against Cloud County. Photo by 
Michael Lentz. 

Below, Clint Rehmert, sophomore, 

Overland Park, pitches against Cloud 

County. Butler spilt a double header 

against the Thunderbirds. Photo by Michael 

Lentz. 

Layouts on pp. 34-39 by Jason Unruh. 





freshman, throws the shot- 
put at the home track 1 
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Misty Peterson participates in 
her field event in El Dorado. 

Photo by Michael Lentz. 



Above. Jenna Harmison takes a hit 
for the team and is declared safe 
during a game against Garden City. 

Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

Side. Jessica Spencer tries to beat 
the throw to put another run on the 
board. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus. 

Below. Jessica Spencer prepares to 
hit the ball. The Butler softball team 
is having a great season. Photo by 
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